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Choosing Pet Professionals: Trainers, Sitters, and More

Choosing a Daycare or Boarding Facility

Robin Bennett
There are some real benefits your pet can receive from attending a good pet care facility, but you have to know how to find a pet facility that is a great fit for you and your dog and one that will keep your dog safe.

Top 10 Questions About Crate Training 

Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
A crate, if introduced and used properly, is a wonderful tool. It can help keep a puppy safe and shelter an injured dog from additional harm. It can also significantly help with housetraining. Housetraining is a common frustration for dog owners. No one likes to clean up messes! Your dog isn't trying to be difficult, he just has no idea you want him to eliminate outside. In this webinar we'll cover the basics of crate training and how to achieve housetraining success.


Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer

Katenna Jones
Acquiring a dog, whether a purebred puppy or a shelter rescue, is a big step for most people and fortunately there is a lot of good information available to make a good choice. Deciding who should train your dog is another matter.

How to Become a Professional Dog Trainer

Mychelle Blake
Interested in learning how one becomes a dog trainer? Join the Mychelle Blake to learn the basic routes that trainers take to become professionals in the field of dog training and behavior.



APDT Chronicle of the Dog

Chronicile of the Dog

The quarterly APDT Chronicle of the Dog keeps APDT members abreast of contemporary pet dog training techniques and provides a lively forum for discussion of dog training and behavior issues.

Annual Conference

Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show


Date: Oct. 18-21, 2017
Location: Richmond, VA.

Richmond Marriott.
Richmond, VA.

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